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DeposeTheBoyKing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:21 PM
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Aaaarrrggghhh!! Name your household pet peeves
I hate it when it's laundry day and I forgot I had a Kleenex in a jeans pocket.
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Dora Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:24 PM
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1. Rubbermaid and other plastics storage.
No matter how well I organize the cabinet, it eventually becomes a plastic container explosion, and I can never find the container I want.
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spinbaby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:27 PM
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3. The trick here is...
...to settle on just one or two sizes of container and throw all the others out. Then you can always find a container and a lid and you take up a lot less storage space besides. That's the theory, anyway--I always seem to have so many more kinds of containers and mean to throw them out but can't bring myself to do it.


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DeposeTheBoyKing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:28 PM
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5. Hard to do - I love my containers!
Hard to throw anything away!
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Dora Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:32 PM
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6. But,
the mid-size containers are great for our leftovers

the big containers are good for holding batches of cookie dough, cut melon, and tamales in-process

the small containers are the right size for the yogurt I take to work

the teeny containers are just so cute I haven't the heart to throw them away
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:24 PM
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2. My boyfriend and his entire family
leave drawers and cupboards open. Consequently, our silverware drawer is always full of crumbs. In fact, "crumb" should be their middle name, as they also leave them in butter and mayonnaise and peanut butter.
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DeposeTheBoyKing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:27 PM
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4. Shudder - that reminds me of my dad's unpleasant pop drinking habits
He'd drink half a bottle (he died in 1983; we used bottles back then!), then put the bottle back in the refrigerator. Then he'd get it out and take swigs occasionally, and somehow his swigging style made him get crumbs from whatever he'd been eating in the bottle. Yikes and gadzooks!
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:34 PM
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7. and you say you're not like your sister....
:P
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:36 PM
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9. Hey! At least you can tell when I've read my newspaper
and I don't wash my dishes while I'm still using them.
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:39 PM
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31. your last sentence is making me laugh
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Lilyhoney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:15 PM
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35. I used to leave the kitchen cabinets open all the time.
Which made my OCD husband nuts. So one day I just took all the cabinet doors off and life is better.

I get up every morning to a sopping wet bathroom from him. Nothing like getting out of bed to go potty and find that there are drips of water dripping on my head, water running down the walls, puddles on the floor, the toilet paper is damp. He takes such a steamy shower, everything is just wet. Some mornings I just let it go. But some days I can't.
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Dora Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:34 PM
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8. One more, a new one
Our babysitter makes toast with butter and jam.

She must slather the knife with butter before sticking it into the jam jar, because it has turned our jam jar into a congealed mess.

:spank:
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:36 PM
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10. Cleaning the house.
I could list all the individual chores, but basically, I hate to clean the house.
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:43 PM
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33. i'm also cleaning-impaired... and looking for a 12-stepper
my philosophy...why do housework when in 6 months ya gotta do it again
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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:36 PM
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11. I never get all the garbage out- there's always one more bag that I missed
I can never fit all the dishes in the dishwasher.

There is always one piece of red clothing that didn't get put in with the red laundry.

My biggest peeve:

Where the hell did all these cobwebs come from????
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texas1928 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:56 PM
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21. Pink?
:shrug:
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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:58 PM
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22. Only if I wash it with
White!

Do you recall how we started this color thing...I know...do you?
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texas1928 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:01 PM
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24. Yes
the Dupe thread.
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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:04 PM
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26. Ahhhhh
The Dupe Thread...

What is the Color of Karma?
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Rising Phoenix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:37 PM
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12. Nobody at my mom's house...
Refills the Brita, so it sits in the fridge, empty, they take the time to put it back in the fridge, but not to fill it
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Maestro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:39 PM
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13. I detest artificial light during the day
Open the blinds and get some freakin' sunlight. My wife will turn the damn light in bathroom when she could easiy open the blinds.
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Flaxbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:19 PM
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28. oh, I HATE artificial light, but I especially hate overhead lighting
... something about that horrible light right in the middle of the ceiling drives me psycho. Side lights (lamps), alcove lights, etc., are all fine. But overhead lights and I'm immediately a cranky bitch. My husband has finally learned not to come into the kitchen and turn the damn light overhead flourescent crapola lights on. He now turns on either the side lights, or the under-cabinet lights, or both, but never the overhead light. Only time you need bright light in the kitchen is when cooking.

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Maestro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:47 PM
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38. I am soooooooo with you.
My wife doesn't understand my aversion to overhead, sterile, fluorescent lighting. It really does make me mad just to be in a room with that sort of direct lighting. And then if I see this lighting during the daytime, it's even worse!
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:40 PM
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14. nothing to see here
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 12:50 PM by progmom
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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:43 PM
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16. T.M.I.
:cry:
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DeposeTheBoyKing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:47 PM
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18. Indeed!
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:49 PM
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20. really? i'm sorry.
:blush:
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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:59 PM
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23. But since were there
does the rug match the curtains?
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:17 PM
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27. i edited my post
:blush:
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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:33 PM
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30. I WAS just picking on you.


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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:49 PM
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19. Now dearie
if you REALLY loved him, you'd love him short & curlies and all.

Hurrrumphhhh !

No seriously, use Dr. Bronner's Peppermint (liquid) Soap (the best genital soap on the planet according to my buddy the oriental doctor) and it'll be a total non issue
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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:01 PM
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25. STOP THE MADNESS
I can't look...
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bearfan454 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:42 PM
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15. No towel in the kitchen
That pisses me off worse than anything.
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:45 PM
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17. That "Baldwin" (my imaginary valet)
is a total incompetant and complete and utter slob.
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Hell Hath No Fury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:33 PM
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29. Male roommates...
who will not clean the pee that dribbles down the surface of the toilet base when they take a leak. Every damn male roomie I have ever had leaves the toilet looking tiger-striped with old urine. :(

That, and not cleaning up the urine drips on the toilet seat.

Gack.
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:40 PM
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32. Roommates.
.
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dajoki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:43 PM
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34. mother in law calls...
at least 30 times a day. :grr:
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MiniMandaRuth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:31 PM
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36. When the faucet drips, or the dog farts
Simple enough, simple enough.
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:40 PM
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37. I am the only person in the fucking universe
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 02:40 PM by barb162
who knows how to change a toilet paper roll. Everyone else just knows to leave a few sheets
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